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Deep Fried Cookie Dough Bites

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36
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Indulge in cookie dough that's batter dipped, then deep fried to golden perfection.
Updated May 17, 2022
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  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (or your favorite flavor)
  • Any ingredients called for on cookie mix package
  • Sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, cinnamon imperials or other small candies (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Original Bisquick™ pancake and baking mix
  • 1/4 to 1 cup milk
  • 1 quart vegetable oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for garnish (optional)


  • 1
    Prepare the cookie mix according to the package, stirring ingredients together until a dough forms. If you'd like, mix 2 tablespoons of sprinkles or mini chocolate chips or cinnamon imperials into the cookie dough at this point.
  • 2
    Line a baking tray with wax or parchment paper. Scoop a small bit of the cookie dough (less than a tablespoon) and roll it into a ball between your palms. The ball should be no bigger than one inch across. Refrigerate the tray of dough balls for at least an hour (up to overnight).
  • 3
    To prepare your frying batter, mix 1/2 cup Bisquick with 1/4 cup milk. Gradually add up to 1/4 cup more milk, stirring, until the batter is a nice dipping consistency - runny, but not too thin. If you run out of batter while frying the dough balls, prepare a second mixture.
  • 4
    Line a baking tray with wax or parchment paper and place a wire baking rack on the tray. Set aside. Pour about 1 quart of vegetable oil into a saucepan so the oil is two inches deep. Insert a candy or deep-fry thermometer into the oil and heat the oil until it reaches between 325-350°F. Keep the oil at this temperature while frying.
  • 5
    Dip a dough ball into the batter and coat completely. Hold the ball on a fork so the excess batter drips off, then gently lower the ball into the hot oil. Work with only 3 dough balls at a time. Let the dough balls bubble and fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until the ball is a deep golden brown. The longer the balls remain in the oil, the more the dough will cook, so don't remove the balls too early. Remove the balls with a slotted spoon and place on the wire rack. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
  • 6
    Sprinkle the fried cookie balls with powdered sugar, if you like. Best served warm.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    To prepare the cookie dough, follow the instructions on the package. For sugar cookies, follow the instructions for "Drop Cookies". If making Snickerdoodles, roll the cookie dough balls in the cinnamon sugar mixture (included in the cookie mix package) before refrigerating the rolled balls.

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More About This Recipe

  • Your cookie plate just died and went to heaven. Deep fried cookie dough is more luxurious than sitting in a Bentley enveloped in pearls and surrounded by stacks of gold. And ‘tis the season for luxury. Or at least gluttony! We found these little gems, inspired by Sugarhero! and just had to give them a holiday try. Even though these look like they take a lot of know-how to make, using cookie mix and pancake mix simplifies everything dramatically.
  • First, stir up any flavor of Betty Crocker cookie mix you want. Then add whatever you like – sprinkles, small candies, nuts, dried fruit, or mini chocolate chips. As state fairs have taught us, you can deep fry anything! Mix a batch of chocolate chip cookies with mini chocolate chips. Or sugar cookie mix with rainbow sprinkles! For a cinnamony snickerdoodle version, mix the snickerdoodle dough with a few cinnamon imperials placed in the middle. Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar that came with the package after you put the cinnamon chips inside. You may lose one or two of the imperials when frying, just to warn you. You can also roll the peanut butter dough balls around small pieces of a chocolate bar. Yum! To make the balls, just roll dough into a ball in your palms. The ball should be no more than an inch across. Any bigger and the inside won’t cook as well and may be too mushy. If you like, sprinkle the fried cookie balls with powdered sugar. Then enjoy! Really, really enjoy.
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